Online portal for VPA annual ad contest now open

The online Omni portal for submitting advertising entries to the annual VPA Contest opened Tuesday, Dec. 8. The portal for news entries opened Dec. 1. Members were issued passwords earlier in November.

All the information needed to enter the annual competitions is available on on The entry deadline for the news contest is 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The ad contest deadline is 3 p.m. on Jan. 22. The contest period covers all of 2015.

Here are key changes for the 2015 news contest:

* Fee increases to $8 per entry.

* Public service categories carry a $15 fee per entry.

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